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Complete all side quests

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Marked by the blue question mark (or star if active) on the map. These are all the quests needed to complete (12 total) outside the main story line and the order they become available to be worked on. They do not need to be turned into the quest giver once complete - they will automatically complete after task is done.

Here is the list of what needs to be completed, the number needed to complete, and where the quest will start at:

1. Collect the sand bags (4) - Candy Kingdom
2. Find and return the candy children (10) - Candy Kingdom (see below of details on locations)
3. Knock out the Kraken (1) - the high seas leaving Candy Kingdom
4. Destroy junk (10) - Mushroom Island
5. Clear out all the stinky spores (10) - Evil Forest
6. Fight the pirates (7) - the high seas leaving Evil Forest
7. Collect the penguins (10) - Ice Kingdom (see below for details on locations)
8. Collect apples for Tree Trunks (12) - Evil Forest
9. Fix flood gate (BMO needed) - Candy Kingdom
10. Catch herrings to be pickled by Prismo (30) - Badlands
11. Help release captured candy people (1) - Gelato Island
12. Clear out the varmints (4) - Firebreak Island

Kid locations:
Mushroom Island - 2
Evil Forest - 2
Badlands - 2
Fire Kingdom - 3
Matchbook Island - 1

Penguin locations:
Gelato Island - 1
Candy Kingdom - 1
Evil Forest - 1
Badlands - 1
Fire Kingdom - 2
Matchbook Island - 3
Firebreak Island - 1

Apple collection:
- First apple is free.
- Strike various trees to drop.
- Need to navigate 2 small passages - one passage, then apple, second passage, then apple.
- There some on the island for Jake to grab.
- Need Marceline to sneak pass to grab a couple.
- NOTE: Everyone’s special ability is utilized here to gather apples.

- Finish ALL side quests before end boss. Seems there are some bugs with finishing them, especially the pirate ship spawn. NOTE: I have not experienced first hand this issue.
- The locations are the area kids/penguins are located at - generally, they are right near the port where the ship docks. The only difference is the 3 penguins on Matchbook Island - they are on the backside of the island.
- There is only room on the ship for 6 kids/penguins total. Make sure to empty out the ship when progressing to a new area in the main story line. This allow for best traveling results in time and capacity.
- Some places will respawn what is needed to complete the quest like pirate ships, fish, stinky spores, etc. The quest for clearing the stinky spores only have 9 active, total (I could not find a 10th one naturally). By jumping into the water or leaving the area and coming back in, the spores will reset.
- If the quest is active, then you will see the details of the blue star with what is being asked to complete on the map. If there are no details when hovering over and the marker is a question mark, then the quest is not active yet. Go to that area and start it up.
viddygamerThis is a pretty good guide, I'd just like to add a tip for Apples for Tree Trunks, because I believe there are a few people struggling with one specific part of it, and that is the part after Marceline uses her invisibility to get past a banana guard and sees two more.

What you need to do is not try to jump down using Marceline, but bring BMO to the bottom of that cliff and walk BMO through an illuminated hole, grab the first apple, and then walk through another illuminated hole for the second. The banana guards are not a concern, because as was seen with Marceline on that cliff, it is impossible to jump down and fight BMO.

I wish I could give a comprehensive guide on the location of every apple, but frankly I don't remember them and I've already collected them.
Posted by viddygamer on 08 Sep 18 at 13:17
ShutTheCakeHoleThanks @viddygamer! I will gather up the info and add.
Posted by ShutTheCakeHole on 09 Sep 18 at 00:01
zoidberg1339I can’t get the last 3 pirate ships to spawn. Killed 4 when the quest was first available and then I left it until after the main boss battle. Now I don’t know how to finish the quest.
Posted by zoidberg1339 on 16 Sep 18 at 07:46
ShutTheCakeHoleThat a new one - may be a bug. I did not experience this and the only thing I can suggest (two, rather) is go back to the areas where they spawned before OR replay. I ended playing it 3 times through to attempt to get the last achievement to pop. It is an easy play, but can be frustrating. I will make a note to finish all side quests before last boss fight.
Posted by ShutTheCakeHole on 17 Sep 18 at 20:23
TheJoeDeanEvery time I go to activate a side quest the game locks up and doesn't allow me to move or select anything. Did anyone have this happen to them as well?
Posted by TheJoeDean on 28 Feb 19 at 18:48
aww0It should be noted that you need your objective to be 'Return to the Ice Kingdom' before the final side quest appears.
Posted by aww0 on 02 Mar 19 at 13:52
MinorFeather"It should be noted that you need your objective to be 'Return to the Ice Kingdom' before the final side quest appears."

Thanks was looking for this
Posted by MinorFeather#735 on 02 Mar 19 at 22:37
NoobgamerValbominor thing but its called matchbook island not matchstick island
Posted by NoobgamerValbo on 05 Mar 19 at 11:28
MugenIs there any way to tell which candy kids or penguins I've collected?
Posted by Mugen on 05 Mar 19 at 20:58
TheJoeDeanNo it will just say X out of 10 when you hover over the side quest
Posted by TheJoeDean on 05 Mar 19 at 20:59
Y2Kasper10Missing 1 pirate ship. Waiting to do final boss battle but sailing around waiting for 1 ship
Posted by Y2Kasper10 on 06 Mar 19 at 05:35
ShutTheCakeHole@valbo1979 - thanks! I have updated the text.
Posted by ShutTheCakeHole on 07 Mar 19 at 01:08
ShutTheCakeHole@Mugen, there is no way. Just have to go to each spot and check.
Posted by ShutTheCakeHole on 07 Mar 19 at 01:10
ShutTheCakeHole@Y2Kasper10 - I had the best luck having a ship show up just outside the Candy Kingdom after traveling to the Fire Kingdom.
Posted by ShutTheCakeHole on 07 Mar 19 at 01:11
Mr SpinelesSJust an FYI for anyone having trouble with the pirate ships, they aren't a random spawn, and only appear at set locations. A common missed one is west of Matchbook Island.
Posted by Mr SpinelesS on 08 Mar 19 at 12:06
DanTheWhaleI'd like to say that I was able to complete the pirates ship quest after the final boss but before pulling the plug. I'm not sure if it's glitched or if people just haven't been able to find the last ship they have with their set spawns.
Posted by DanTheWhale on 09 Mar 19 at 17:07
BobWingsGreat guide. I think it is worth noting that the last two mini quests don't show up until after you do the main quest with torcho. Thanks for posting!
Posted by BobWings on 09 Mar 19 at 22:02
TheJoeDeanI did every side quest I didn’t finish right before pulling the plug. So it’s possible to just wait until then.
Posted by TheJoeDean on 09 Mar 19 at 23:22
Iggsy81Thanks for the tip about west of matchstick island, that helped me get one of my last 2 but im still missing one other one, sadly. Any list anywhere of the spawn points?

edit: nvm, it popped up not far from the other one at the end
Posted by Iggsy81 on 10 Mar 19 at 08:22
mongrominetDON T FORGET TO ACTIVATE ALL SECONDARY QUESTS IN YOUR MAP . Kill first or very soon the PIRATE SHIP ( Bateau de Pirates ) if you can , ACTIVATE ALL SECONDARY QUESTS . Because ship could be very BUGGED .
I collect 10 candy children and after 10 penguins , and it works , some gamers could also have SHIET BUGS .
Posted by mongrominet on 12 Mar 19 at 12:11
Dynamite AndyHow do you empty the ship? I have 5 candy children and the princess on board but cant get them off?

EDIT: For anyone wondering, whilst still on the boat, go to were you started the side quest and a prompt for dropping the candy children off will show.
Posted by Dynamite Andy on 12 Mar 19 at 18:45
TheJoeDeanYou go to the location where you received the quest
Posted by TheJoeDean on 12 Mar 19 at 20:21
Arkinvader99Just as a side note I finished the last boss battle and did both the collect kids and penguins, then went and found the last pirate ship. I went in the very bottom southwest corner past Matchbook island this was my last one.
Posted by Arkinvader99 on 16 Mar 19 at 17:51
jpedro6464This is my 4th time completing this game and I cant find any pirate ship, I completed the game 3 times with 0/7 pirate ships but on the 3rd time I spent 10 hours only sailing and didn't find nothing, can anybody help me?
Posted by jpedro6464 on 17 Mar 19 at 21:19
ElSelchoThank you for the guide, really helped me a lot! I just finished the game and have some additions (March 22nd, 2019):
- I pulled the plug and then finished Treetrunks and Ship Quest
- Found the last ship west of Matchbook Island (Thanks Mr SpinelesS)
- The Kraken is definetely one of the Side Quests
- I found 34 fish somehow
Posted by ElSelcho on 22 Mar 19 at 18:34
The Smurf 21How or where do I clear out the varmints in firebreak island?
Posted by The Smurf 21 on 23 Mar 19 at 11:35
Apostle92627How do you kill the Kraken? I've hit it a few times but it never stays and it's hard to find?

Edit: Nevermind, I defeated him.

However, now I need him releasing the captured people on Gelato Island.

Edit 2: Okay, so it was glitched in that the quest giver didn't show up. He was there when I returned.
Posted by Apostle92627 on 25 Mar 19 at 23:08
Domyn1010The quest on Gelato Island is available only when your objective is Return to Ice Kingdom (probably also later). Tip about Kraken: when you hit him, wait until he goes under water, go to map, select Kraken side quest and go back, the Kraken will show up again.
Posted by Domyn1010 on 28 Mar 19 at 17:16
kavkaxqFound the last ship west of Matchbook Island (Thanks Mr SpinelesS and ElSelcho)
Posted by kavkaxq on 11 May 19 at 09:01
Bassie11I alway moved in too close for the kraken and also found my last pirate ship west of matchbook island!
Posted by Bassie11 on 21 May 19 at 19:48
Rich swv1Anyone had an issue with the apple collecting where the first one won't fall from the tree? Got all the others but can't get the one by the house with the snail to fall no matter what.
Posted by Rich swv1 on 31 Aug 19 at 09:42
TropanOnly delivered 6 kids, next day the quest marker is gone and no kids are spawning. Hope it didn't screw me. Penguins are still available.
Posted by Tropan on 31 Jan 20 at 06:18
SpinalSynopsisFor those missing 1 pirate ship like I was, try searching in the Southwestern most corner of the map, west of Matchbook Island.

FYI, the pirate ship spawns are NOT random. There are set locations that they spawn.
Posted by SpinalSynopsis on 06 Feb 20 at 19:37
J ROLLER 1979@ SpinalSynopsis - Thank you so much
Posted by J ROLLER 1979 on 01 May 20 at 22:59
Tbonelazybone@SpinalSynopis - thanks so much for that advice! The quests I found most annoying here was the Kraken, pirate ships and the fishing one.
Posted by Tbonelazybone on 17 May 20 at 01:22
PoshayaI’m at the part to pull the plug, although I never got the quest to collect the penguins and when I go to Ice Kingdom there’s no quest. Am I bugged? Do I need a restart?
Posted by Poshaya#1550 on 16 Jul 20 at 21:10
Samurai yoyo maI’ve collected every apple for Tree Trunks quest except one is stuck up in a tree. I’ve deactivated and reactivated the quest, reloaded game several times- no luck. The other trees that had ripe apples hanging in them still make that crunching’ sound when finn hits them with his sword and wood chunks fly off the trunk. The last one doesn't make any sound and doesn’t drop the last red apple. Must be bugged? Le help
Posted by Samurai yoyo ma on 16 Jul 20 at 23:34
PoshayaWonderful I started a new game only for none of the pirate ships to spawn. This is the glitchiest game I’ve ever played 0/10 I’m not tryna do a third playthrough oml
Posted by Poshaya#1550 on 18 Jul 20 at 21:24
TREADSTONEkiai can confirm that this can be done after the final boss battle. A tip i found online was to have the side quest active. Also in the walk through there are two pictures of the maps that give the general location of the pirate ships. I had one left after the final boss battle and I found it at location 6 on the map.
Posted by TREADSTONEkia on 21 Aug 20 at 05:16